Alumni-Owned Business Registry

Support MLT Alumni-Owned Businesses.

Whether you have a business need or are planning a personal purchase, we invite you to browse through MLT’s alumni-owned business directory. The organizations below represent Black, Latinx, and Native American professionals who have translated their success into an entrepreneurial venture.

Are you an MLTer who has founded or owns a business? Add your company to the directory!

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A5 Partners LLCA5 is a growth strategy consultancy.

Jourdan Sutton
MLT Program(s):

A5 Partners is a growth strategy and operational transformation consultancy committed to bringing unconventional, yet pragmatic, solutions to education, non-profit, SMB, and social enterprise clients. We believe true community impact happens via education and entrepreneurship, so we collaborate with leaders in the private, public, and non-profit sectors to tackle their most crucial business and societal challenges and capture their greatest opportunities, delivering actionable strategies that have a real impact on constituents and other stakeholders in today’s complex business and societal landscape. Innovation and investment are necessary ingredients for sustained economic development and entrepreneurial success, so we help our clients identify and unlock these opportunities to both broaden their reach and deepen their impact.

Business and Professional Services

Adequate Solutions LLCProvides IT Project & Program management capabilities.

Ade Adeyokunnu
MLT Program(s): MBA PD 2017

Adequate Solutions is a Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area based IT
Professional Service company with a global outlook, providing IT Project &
Program management capabilities to clients. Our core
expertise consist of the following areas:
-Software Design
-Software Development, Integration & Implementation
-Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) Software & Hardware Implementation
-Data Migration
-Data Warehousing
-Data Analysis
-Knowledge Management
-IT Strategy Development
-Computer Facilities Management
-CRM Software Implementation (Salesforce)

Communications and IT

Admin WithinRevenue Operations and Consulting

Tymon Francis
MLT Program(s):

Admin Within is a Revenue Operations and consultancy that provides fractional resources to businesses using tools. By making director-level Salesforce support available on a flexible, fractional basis, we help companies build up their Sales engines and equip them with the technological tools necessary to achieve growth.

Business and Professional Services

AfropupPet products made in Africa to support economic justice

Rhett James
MLT Program(s): MBAP 2018

A pet brand on a mission! We’re recreating the narrative of black pet ownership. Our products are made in Africa, promoting development, paying sustainable wages, reducing waste, and promoting mental health education.

Retail and Restaurants

Discount code: MLTers
Anointed IncentivesAfrican bath salts, shower steamers, moringa, etc.

Madeleine Diagne
MLT Program(s):

Anointed Incentives is dedicated to providing rejuvenating, relaxing, and traditional African holistic care for the wellness of the body and the Spirit. We offer African bath salts, shower steamers, bath bombs, moringa, and other holistic care products. Thank you for supporting small, black women-owned businesses!

Health, Beauty, and Fitness

Ashley’s Advising AgencyWe educate individuals and small businesses on personal finance principles.

Ashley Aristide
MLT Program(s): CP 2016;Ascend Coach 2018

Ashley’s Advising Agency focuses on educating individuals and small businesses on foundational personal finance principles such as budgeting, saving and repaying debt in effort to help build long-lasting, healthier relationships with money.

Financial Services

Aspen ApothecaryClean fragrance brand. Creating scent, emotion, and memory moments.

Keta Burke-Williams
MLT Program(s): Ascend Coach 2015;CP 2014

Aspen Apotehcary is a black-owned clean fragrance brand. We leverage the tie between scent and emotion and memory to create unique scent-based moments.

We’re known for our CBD infused perfumes.

Belong by Dawn ChristianConsulting, coaching, and keynote speaker services.

Dawn Christian (she, her)
MLT Program(s): MBAP 2006

Consulting, coaching and keynote speaker services. Our mission is to elevate the concepts and practice of Belonging to support Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and, Social Justice (IDEAS)-valuing professionals and communities.

Business and Professional Services

BoCa FlavorBold Caribbean-inspired seasonings.

Jelece Morris
MLT Program(s): MBAP 2017;MBA PD 2017

BoCa Flavor livens up your kitchen through a fusion of Bold Caribbean-inspired seasonings. Each blend is hand-crafted with the nostalgic essence of the islands and the authentic ingredients they are known for. Our modern blends take the Caribbean flavor profile beyond curry and jerk and unveil the depth and breadth of what makes the Caribbean so unique.

Booze Scoops, LLCLiquor-infused frozen dessert business

Krystal Gittens
MLT Program(s): CP 2008

Booze Scoops is a liquor-infused frozen dessert business. With four simple flavors – Mango, Papaya, Pineapple, and Raspberry – the Booze Scoops brand was born amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic. The menu offers a boozy mix of sorbet, ice cream, and popsicles. All products are handcrafted in The Bronx using all natural ingredients and locally sourced fresh fruit. Inspired by the rich and exotic culture of the Caribbean, Booze Scoop’s sorbet and ice cream flavors build on familiar island ingredients coupled with common liquor offerings.

Retail and Restaurants

Discount code: MLT10
BravaDigital gift card subscription that makes it easy to support Black-owned businesses.

Ifiok Akpandak
MLT Program(s): CP 2012

Brava is a digital gift card subscription that makes it easy to support Black-owned businesses. Each month, subscribers receive digital gift cards to Black-owned restaurants in their area. The businesses receive predictable revenues and early cash flows that allow them to reinvest in themselves and their communities.

What’s unique about Brava is that digital gift card subscriptions act as short-term, interest-free loans since gift cards are purchased before they are redeemed. Brava is community-led banking for businesses that have been historically excluded from receiving equal lending opportunities.

Retail and Restaurants

Canina ActivewearAlready provided.

Gregory Paige
MLT Program(s):

I’m already in the directory, just reattaching my logo as the image is broken!

Retail and Restaurants

Carpe Diem with JasmineMission and Business Goals

Jasmine Stringer
MLT Program(s):

Carpe Diem with Jasmine, LLC helps organizations and individuals achieve their mission and business goals through the delivery of inspiring presentations and keynotes; consulting solutions and brand partnerships and collaborations that promote communication, alignment, achievement of goals and recognition.

Carpe Diem with Jasmine was founded by Jasmine Brett Stringer in 2017 to provide solutions, tools and programming to help people live empowered and authentic lives by finding emotional fulfillment in the work they do. Jasmine is award-winning author of Seize Your Life: How to Carpe Diem Every Day, and founder of the #SHARETHEMICMN movement, a movement dedicated to making Minnesota a more inclusive and equitable state through storytelling, relationship development, programming and collaborations.

Carpe Diem with Jasmine’s roster of clients includes WCCO-TV, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Proctor and Gamble, Bayer, West Valley College, Allianz and Radisson Hotel Group to name a few.

Learn more at

Business and Professional Services

CauseEDUCollege & Grad School Financial Planning Platform

Shironda White
MLT Program(s):

CauseEDU is a comprehensive financial planning platform for college and graduate school. We save families on average $10,000 on the cost of a college degree.

Financial Services

Discount code: MLT20 for 20% off all programs
Coady Diemar PartnersProvides M&A, strategic & financial services, & private capital market services.

Jonathan Anzaldo
MLT Program(s): MBAP 2008

Coady Diemar Partners provides M&A, strategic and financial advisory services and private capital market advisory services to clients. We are a valued partner to management teams, boards of directors and investor groups who seek high-quality, objective M&A and financial advice and institutional capital raising expertise in support of building successful enterprises. Coady Diemar Partners is a registered broker-dealer with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

CompMo GroupVoter engagement firm, focusing on in-person conv

Joan Kato
MLT Program(s):

CompMo Group is a first-of-its-kind comprehensive voter engagement firm. While our roots are in voter contact, we offer a much broader array of engagement involving person to person contact. We’re a majority people of color, woman owned firm focusing on in-person conversations at doors, events, through calls, texts and online communication. We emphasize on best practices, quality control and analytics. We specialize in reaching communities of color communities. We implement metrics-driven holistic programs that maximize the effectiveness and cost efficiencies. We call this approach Comprehensive Motivational Programming or CompMo.

Nonprofit Organizations & Associations

ConnectUsWe create tech that elevates employee experience.

Teodoro Gonzalez
MLT Program(s):

We improve our customers’ employee retention by leveraging our employee relationship management software. With our technology’s focus on facilitating regular and more meaningful 1:1s, employees and managers are able to participate in positive experiences where they connect and thrive with each other and their organization.

Communications and IT

ConsulteduLet us help, so you can lead!

Johanna Ospina
MLT Program(s):

Consultedu provides consulting and staffing services to organizations working to build pathways of advancement and opportunity for young adults in school, college, and the workforce. Helping you fulfill your vision to create exceptional postsecondary pathways is our mission. We help education leaders, philanthropists, and business leaders design and deliver strategic solutions that accelerate their impact and create long-term value.

We specialize in the functional areas of: Operations, Program/Project Management, Strategic Initiatives, Human Capital Management, Professional Coaching, and Leadership Development.

We can partner with your organization in a variety of ways:

> As External Consultants, we can help your organization design, develop, and implement strategic initiatives with your teams, and work on special projects on your behalf.

> As virtual leaders through interim Staffing Services. We work as an extension of your internal team to provide interim organizational management, operational, and strategic support.

> As Professional Development Coaches, we provide 1:1 professional coaching services, operations and project management training, and leadership development workshops customized for your staff and/or program participants.

Schedule a free consultation today:

Our Why – We believe that transformational change in the design, operations, strategic implementation of education and career pathways programming is the work that matters the most, because it brings access to advancement opportunities, providing agency, sponsorship, and choice to talented young adults of color and others in need.

Business and Professional Services

Discount code: 20% on first invoice for any service offering. This offer can be used by MLT alumni and MLT alumni referrals.
CPD AdvisorsRegenerative Business Consultancy

Ernesto Mandowsky
MLT Program(s):

CPD Advisors empowers individuals and organizations to Transform Chaos into Creation and share their honey with the world.

Business and Professional Services

Discount code: Free Regenerative Business Assessment. 20% Off Initial Engagements
Culture Architecture and Design, PLLCCulture is an architecture & interior design firm

Joseph Cole
MLT Program(s):

Culture Architecture and Design, PLLC is a full-service architecture and interior design firm. At Culture, we pride ourselves on creating compelling spaces and brands that people love. Our projects range from residential renovation projects to complex, commercial ground-up buildings. We intentionally curate each design team to fulfill our client’s values, goals, and priorities. With our diverse background of working on prominent and significant projects, we take a hands-on approach to exceed our client’s needs and ensure a pleasurable experience.

Real Estate and Construction

DelNovakCybersecurity and Tech Transformation

Ayo Alaran
MLT Program(s):

CyberSecurity Advisory Services centered on Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC), Incidence Response, Threat Intelligence.

Communications and IT

DP MarketingMarketing Consulting for BIPOC & Women Biz Owners

Daniella Perlman
MLT Program(s):

DP Marketing is a marketing consulting firm that aims to accelerate the growth of your business by improving the articulation of your brand and getting it in front of the right audience in the right context.

Business and Professional Services

DraperiezHigh-quality lux wearable adornments.

Laethitia Patadji
MLT Program(s): MBA PD 2019;MBAP 2019

Draperiez is uber passionate about providing high-quality lux wearable adornments that induce a sense of beauty, style, and empowerment for every body type, gender, and age.

From our handcrafted afro-centric waist beads, unique ear adornments, and home decor – Draperiez believes everyone deserves to wrap themselves in something that enhances their natural beauty and brings them positive vibes. Whether you are on a fitness journey, looking to add some spunk to your outfit, or just want to look bomb as fuck naked, we have what you need. And if we don’t…ASK!

Although based in beloved NYC, we serve customers from all over the world and pride ourselves on responsible sourcing. That is why we work with small businesses all over the world to obtain the various beads and crystals we use in our waist beads.

We cannot stress enough how important providing excellent customer service means to us. With that being said message us with any and all inquires.

Come and join us on our journey to promote self-love!!

Expanding Communities with Economic Literacy (ExCel)Expanding Communities with Economic Literacy

Drunia Duvivier
MLT Program(s):

ExCel is a not-for profit organization aimed at providing educational opportunities to future leaders, individuals in organizations focused on enhancing their careers, and students. Through ExCel’s Financial Education Offerings, ExCel aims to increase the financial acumen of students, parents, teachers, and other adults through greater access to financial management, investment knowledge, and early career management support services.

Additionally, ExCel provides Talent Development Programs to high potential professionals who are future leaders. Our programs are designed to provide insightful career development strategies and tactics to enhance their career trajectory.

Business and Professional Services

Fitzgerald Consulting ServicesOperational and Supply Chain Consulting Services

Danielle Sterling
MLT Program(s):

Fitzgerald Consulting Services is a boutique consulting firm, specializing in developing and implementing strategic initiatives in order to help small businesses achieve their operational goals.

Business and Professional Services

ForeverlyOrganize support for someone grieving.

Keara Kindelynn James
MLT Program(s):

A Foreverly Registry is a tool to organize support for someone who has experienced the death of a loved one.

It lists things (i.e. food delivery or home cleaning services) and similar to a baby registry, people show their support by fulfilling needs from the list.

Business and Professional Services

Full Life Journey FarmA farm campground in Virginia's wine country.

Noelle Lipscomb
MLT Program(s):

A 42+ acre farm located in Madison County, Virginia near the Shenandoah mountains, offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy the great outdoors. We offer RV sites with electric and water hookups as well as sites for tent camping. Our barn is available to rent for events and the 1861 farmhouse which is currently under renovation will be available for rent Fall 2022.

Travel and Tourism

Hair by TammyQuality and genuine virgin human hair extensions.

Tamica Thomas
MLT Program(s):

Hair by Tammy is a luxury brand that is committed to providing genuine natural virgin hair. Our hair will consistently be of the highest quality and will last for a long time.

Health, Beauty, and Fitness

Discount code: MLT10
Harlem LabsProvide business owners and management groups with administrative support.

Waziri Garuba
MLT Program(s): MBAP 2007

We provide business owners and management groups with the administrative support they need to leverage emerging marketing and sales technologies.

Business and Professional Services

Horizon Advisory GroupOrganizational strategy for nonprofits

Monique Childress
MLT Program(s):

Horizon Advisory Group provides strategic planning, organizational culture and operations audits, and leadership team retreat services for mission-driven organizations. We prioritize working with nonprofits led by and/or directly serving communities of color.

Business and Professional Services

Innovate Grow ScaleGrowth and marketing for fintech and commerce

Christina Trampota
MLT Program(s):

We help businesses from around the world connect with their customers through unique, memorable touchpoints that inspire loyalty and grow lifetime value. From strategy to execution and everything in between, we offer a variety of services that can fit nearly every budget. Find your product-market fit. Learn how to grow.
Move fast to win in a scalable manner

Business and Professional Services

Inside the Green Room LLCNBA show that offers advertising and sponsorship.

Amjed Osman
MLT Program(s):

We are a sports-focused podcast/TV show that airs on NBC Sports Philadelphia, SiriusXM, and all major podcast streaming platforms. Co-hosted by NBA guard Danny Green and Journalist, Harrison Sanford, we interview the best and brightest athletes, celebrities, and entertainers of all walks of life. We offer sponsorship and advertising opportunities for brands of all sizes looking to gain brand awareness among our more than 1,000,000 annual viewers. We’ve worked with Dove Men+Care, Canada Goose, Theragun, Jack in the Box, and many other advertisers.

Arts and Entertainment

Latino Art ClothingLatino-owned clothes brand that celebrates Latinx

Edgar Corona
MLT Program(s):

Latinos represent over 60 million of the population in the United States, but we want to see more of our Cultura – music, dance, food, art – present across every day clothing and accessories. We are a small-business advancing this brand to pay tribute to the hard-working Latinx individuals who inspire us every day and to encourage others to embrace that similar grit and determination to achieve their goals. Con nuestro esfuerzo, nosotros hacemos lo imposible posible. We make the impossible happen. We are never deterred. Always inspired, moving forward.

Latino Art Clothing

Home and Personal

Legends Of The YardMultifunctional lifestyle brand

Aisha Miller
MLT Program(s):

Established in 2020, Legends of The Yard (LOTY) operates as a multifunctional lifestyle brand. LOTY focuses on creating one of a kind collections for current HBCU students and alumni, as well as parents, kids, family and friends that highlight our passion for Historically Black Colleges & Universities.

Retail and Restaurants

Legends Of The YardMultifunctional lifestyle brand.

Aisha Miller
MLT Program(s): MBAP 2016

Established in 2020, Legends of The Yard (LOTY) operates as a multifunctional lifestyle brand. LOTY focuses on creating one of a kind collections for current HBCU students and alumni, as well as parents, kids, family and friends that highlight our passion for Historically Black Colleges & Universities.

Lil’ LabmatesYour baby's first STEM toy

Barbara Zappala
MLT Program(s):

Lil’ Labmates makes STEM-themed developmentally enriching toys for babies and toddlers. We are launching our first sustainably manufactured toy: the Interlocking Gear Teether. It is more than just a teether as it helps babies 3-18 months old practice developmental skills such as hand to hand passing, open hand grip, asymmetrical hand movements, and sensing textures with fingers and mouth. It also introduces babies to a classic engineering imagery: gears! And on top of that, it is made out of mostly reclaimed ocean plastic to reduce ocean plastic pollution.

Home and Personal

Lilyana Naturals LLCLuxurious anti-aging skincare brand for all.

Menna (Mulugetta) Samaha
MLT Program(s): CP 2006;MBAP 2011;MBA PD 2011

LilyAna Naturals is a luxurious, effective, anti-aging skincare brand for all. You’ll find that passion for nature running through everything we do, which means no nasties and nothing unnecessary in our products, always free from parabens, phthalates, SLS, SLES, and gluten; never tested on animals, and we manufacture without artificial fragrances or colors. Our smart, simple products are formulated using an optimal blend of natural plant actives and ingredients designed to work in perfect harmony with your skin, so you look and feel at your natural best.

Discount code: Use code: MLTFam for a 20% discount on our website
Luxury Loan SignersWe are an elite loan signing service.

Rafael Hernandez
MLT Program(s):

We provide the highest and most professional loan signing experience in the country. We have revolutionized the industry with our custom technology. We are the only loan signing company that does rounds of interviews for their signing agents and a shadowing process. We verify our notary’s credentials and can ensure you that they provide excellent service. Trust us, you’re in good hands!

Business and Professional Services

M.A.S. Camp Bow WowLeading the Way in Doggy Day Care, Boarding & More

Daytheon Jeffries
MLT Program(s):

Camp Bow Wow® was successfully developed to provide a fun, safe, and upscale environment for dogs to play, romp, and receive lots of love and attention! Dubbed the “Land of Happy Dogs”, we provide all the services a dog owner could need – day care, indoor overnight boarding, grooming and training! We were the first and largest Dog Day Care and Boarding Franchise in the United States and are extremely proud of being a business that makes dogs and their guardians everywhere “Happy Healthy Pets, Happy Healthy People ”on a day to day basis!

Home and Personal

Marvelous Barber LoungeBarbering, hair-cutting, massage therapy, facials, and hair removal.

Amanda Miranda
MLT Program(s): ABF 2018

Marvelous Barber Lounge is a luxury facility that provides traditional barbering and hair-cutting services, massage therapy, facials and hair removal.

Discount code: We are based in Boston's Financial District. Note: I am an alumna of the Africa Business Fellowship (2018) and a current employee (Advisory Services).
My Wealth Journey, LLCFinancial Coaching

Jarrai Stephens
MLT Program(s):

My Wealth Journey, LLC empowers people to achieve financial freedom by using personalized, engaging, and proven methods to build wealth. Whether you want to pay debt, save for retirement, or learn how to invest, we will equip you with the tools needed to navigate your personal wealth journey.

Financial Services

Nayko NaturalsSkincare formulated to meet your needs.

Chantee Butler
MLT Program(s): MBAP 2018;MBA PD 2018

At Nayko Naturals, our products are handcrafted with all-natural, clean ingredients that you can pronounce. We believe that skincare should be transparent and formulated to meet your needs. Let’s get back to the basics.

Health, Beauty, and Fitness

Discount code: NAYKOMLT15 15% off of your order
NyotaRenewable energy appliance provider: lighting, cooking, cooling, & washing needs.

Amud Egal
MLT Program(s): CP 2017

Nyota is a renewable energy appliance provider meeting Africa’s lighting, cooking, cooling, and washing energy needs. We offer large & small appliances like solar mini-grids, solar panels, biogas cookers, solar refrigerators, non-electric washing machines, and more. Nyota delivers and installs all renewable energy appliances.

Obih Collective Inc.CPA firm offering tax strategy plans to businesses

Chika Obih
MLT Program(s):

We are a Black WOC corporation empowering discouraged entrepreneurs to become fearless business owners with a money-saving tax strategy plan. We primarily work with seasoned service based business owners providing the clarity + peace of mind to know exactly what steps to take to achieve 5 and 6 figure tax savings annually. We do this by laying out a customized tax strategy plan aligned with both your personal & business goals.

Financial Services

Discount code: Use code MAXTAXSAVINGS for $500 off your customized Tax Strategy Plan!
ONE / OFFProvide a platform for discovering Black crypto artists.

Brandon Bailey
MLT Program(s): CP 2014

ONE / OFF exists to liberate the Black imagination through digital art and
technology so that the distinctiveness of Black creative expression is embraced
and valued for its transformative cultural contributions. We provide a platform for discovering Black crypto artists. With a dedicated team focused on the advancement of Black creatives and digital art, ONE / OFF is the premier destination for content surrounding Black artists on the blockchain. By increasing the discoverability of such artists and their artwork we hope to encourage even more Black artists to participate in this emerging art movement. Our vision is to empower the global Black community to imagine their culture and ideas in the future supported by technology that enables them to retain ownership and creative control of their own culture.

Parabolic LLCWe offer career coaching and placement services

Olufemi Palmer
MLT Program(s):

Parabolic is a career coaching firm for financial services, consulting, and technology full-time and internship jobs. We provide our clients with several months of personalized career coaching in addition to serving as a placement agency. We focus on highly qualified and high potential individuals who have attended or currently attend top universities, possess in-demand skills and have demonstrated interest in your industry. We also provide head hunting services to Fortune 500 companies.

Business and Professional Services

Platinum Edge TutoringK-12, in home, in class, or virtual test prep

Christian Nwigwe
MLT Program(s):

Educational Services: K-12, in home, in class, or virtual. Academic Subjects and Test Prep.

Home and Personal

Discount code: MLT1 - 10% off any service
Powerful People PlanProvides financial coaching and planning.

Anita O'Neal
MLT Program(s): MBAP 2012;MBA PD 2012

Powerful People Plan is a financial coaching practice that helps clients create financial plans that clean up the mess and put them back in control of their money.

Financial Services

Propelled Training + ConsultingLeadership development and org consulting

Carmen L Bonilla
MLT Program(s):

Propelled LLC is a professional leadership development and organizational consulting company.

We deliver the following services:
*Leadership development programs – Contact us if you have a management/ leadership team that you’re scheduling training for
*Professional development programs – Contact me if you are looking for a speaker on soft skill and/or job search skills topics for your business resource group, professional association, or community organization
*Services supporting job seekers, including:
– Resume review services
– Job search coaching

Business and Professional Services

Discount code: Resume review services -- Special offer for MLTers: $329/per package To get started, email me and introduce yourself I will provide information on how the service works
Quality TouchpointsLast-mile delivery service for Amazon.

Michael Hendrix
MLT Program(s):

Quality Touchpoints is part of the Amazon Delivering Service Partner (DSP) program servicing the last mile delivery for Amazon parcels.

Our mission is to deliver packages on time to customers with unparalleled quality, maintaining a positive culture while meeting a high customer service level agreement (SLA) driven by a safe, profitable, efficient operation.

Auto and Industrial

QuicknSteady StudiosPhotography, Videography, and Graphic Design.

Nick Velazquez
MLT Program(s): MBAP 2015

Photography, Videography, and Graphic Design focused on Diversity. We offer Portrait, Wedding & Event Photography/Videography as well YouTube Video Production, Website & Logo Design. With over 8 years of experience producing Marketing Materials for brands like Michael Kors, Google, Oscar Health, MLT and Verizon among others, we have bias for speed while maintaining high quality.

Arts and Entertainment

Rising PhoenixEdtech platform

MaShon Wilson
MLT Program(s):

Rising Phoenix is an education phone app and web portal, helping to bring more first-generation, low-income, & African-American/Latinx/Native-Americans into college/universities, certificates, and coding programs. We connect our students with colleges/universities/programs based on their interests, abilities, grades, and after-school activities. We teach our students and their teachers to navigate the complex and changing world of education through technology. We help our students track their accomplishments (grades, test scores, after-school activities, community service, etc.) and provide feedback on paths/approaches to education and careers.

Business and Professional Services

RIZZARRCurated digital media marketplace

Ashley M. Williams
MLT Program(s): Ascend Coach 2014;Ascend Coach 2015;CP 2010

As businesses evolve in engaging customers and audiences online, RIZZARR aims to help them with their content marketing needs. RIZZARR is a curated content marketplace that allows businesses to create digital media alongside everyday Millennial and Gen Z content creators. RIZZARR acts as an intermediator, enabling businesses to use its content-as-a-service platform to find and work with its network of over 5,000 talented content creators in producing purpose-driven articles, social posts, videos, podcasts, and photos.

SASRE Properties LLCReal Estate Investment and Redevelopment

Shay Sellars
MLT Program(s):

SASRE Properties is a place-making and redevelopment firm with a focus on revitalizing challenged cities and towns. We are committed to building communities from within communities. We organize value-add and opportunistic real estate investment opportunities, participate in curating renewed retail streetscapes, and facilitate idea exchange among real estate and creative entrepreneurs who have diverse backgrounds but a shared passion for change.

Real Estate and Construction

Season ThreeProduce outdoor footwear.

Jared Johnson
MLT Program(s):

Season Three is an outdoor lifestyle brand making heritage footwear for a new generation.

SentidosLatinx/Hispanic / Multicultural Marketing

Lupe De Los Santos
MLT Program(s):

Sentidos LLC is a company that provides Multicultural (LatinX), Millennial, & Adult Beverage Strategic Marketing Guidance. We specialize in helping brands connect with Entertainment, Sports, & Lifestyle Marketing Platforms to drive their business.

Arts and Entertainment

Shea YeleenEthically soured plant based body care products

Rahama Wright
MLT Program(s):

Shea Yeleen is where skincare meets impact. We believe that the health of our bodies, our community and our planet is interwoven. That beauty is re-imagining the way we do business in order to build a more equitable future for all.

We craft the highest quality shea butter products using only the purest, most natural, organic ingredients. We also practice generous self-care as a guiding principle. That is why each purchase of Shea Yeleen products directly contributes to the financial empowerment of women-owned cooperatives in Ghana. So you never have to compromise between your values and skin that radiates from the inside-out.

Products are sold at Macy’s, select Whole Foods, and MGM Resorts.

Health, Beauty, and Fitness

Discount code: Use code mlt15 to get 15% off at
SparcTalent sourcing and engagement platform

Laurel Djoukeng
MLT Program(s):

One Liner: Talent Sourcing + Engagement platform

Sparc connects and arranges live engagements with people that have complementary interests.

Sparc Users are either a Host or Guest.

Hosts create posts, events, and Guests explore all the events and people that are on the platform.

At our current stage (initial use-case [Career Recruiting] + Beachhead Market [College Students/Young Professional <> Employers]):

1. Connect Employers (supply side) with College students (demand side), increasing the Employer’s candidate pipeline

2. Streamline the screening process while impacting undergraduate students’ self-discovery

3. Highlight and disseminate overlooked opportunities aligned with college students’ values and goals

We allow employers to arrange post jobs, Info sessions, fireside/coffee chats, and interviews to engage with their ideal candidates. We execute sourcing and marketing and have SaaS tools that manage the process for Employer from end-end (event creation to execution)

We solve the information gap and recruiting process problem for College students. Students effectively identify, connect, and develop a rapport with personnel at companies and pursue opportunities that are aligned with their goals and skill-sets. In addition to earn income tutoring high school student on Sparc.

Spoor ASSoftware enabling continuous monitoring of wildlife in wind farms

Lorea Coronado-Garcia
MLT Program(s):

Spoor is developing a software which enables continuous monitoring of wildlife in wind farms, pre and post construction. Spoor is leveraging existing infrastructure, computer vision, and AI to provide valuable environmental insights with higher accuracy, resulting in informed decision-making, planning and operations. Our aim is to become the next generation biodiversity data platform that allows industry and nature to coexist.

Home and Personal

Standard Real Estate InvestmentsReal estate private equity company

Jerome Nichols
MLT Program(s):

Standard Real Estate Investments (“Standard REI”) is a real estate private equity company that manages capital on behalf of institutions and allocates joint venture equity to developers nationwide. We are development specialists that execute across property sectors. Standard REI is a minority-owned and controlled firm.

Real Estate and Construction

Stef Alicia MadeA social change consultancy & content company

Stef Alicia McCalmon
MLT Program(s):

SAM is an organizational design and storytelling company. Using design thinking methodology, we help you build more equitable and inclusive tools to honor the diversity of your company, customers, and the communities you serve. Then we help you tell your story to drive more impact.

Business and Professional Services

Sustainably TidyHelps declutter and organize your physical space

Alexa Abbott
MLT Program(s):

In a world awakening to the challenging realities of overconsumption, Sustainably Tidy helps you declutter and organize your physical space in a way that’s sustainable for both you and the planet.

We work with you to set goals and practices sustainable for your lifestyle, with the intent that they become your daily default. Throughout our four-step approach, we coach you to become your own sustainably tidy guru.

Home and Personal

Discount code: MLT17 10% off
Tabletop MonthlyCustom expansions for your favorite board games

Daniel Arnold
MLT Program(s):

We create and sell expansions, scenarios and add-ons for your favorite tabletop board games. All products are printed in the United States.

Home and Personal

tamarindprocurement software for self-employed beauticians

Ruth Lawanson
MLT Program(s):

tamarind is a procurement and management web hosting platform built to help independent beauticians save money & time. Through tamarind, they create their personalized sites in minutes, find their everyday supplies at discounted prices and operate with payment flexibility.

Health, Beauty, and Fitness

The Pivot ClubCurated jewelery subscription service

Marqui Mapp-Taylor
MLT Program(s):

The Pivot Club is a jewelry subscription service catering to busy, professional women who love accessories but don’t have much time to shop. We curate four pieces of jewelry based on the customer’s tastes, lifestyle and budget and ship to her a personalized jewelry box. Customers can choose to receive boxes either monthly for $15 p/month or quarterly for $15 p/quarter after the free 3-month trial. Women can buy the jewelry they love from their box using the $15 fee as a credit toward purchases, and return the rest using the prepaid mailer.

Discount code: Promo Code: MLT15 Promotion: Receive 15% off of your first purchase.
The Profit CenterPart-time CFO & finance consultative services

Candace Ramsey
MLT Program(s):

The Profit Center is a finance strategy firm working with aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners to drive growth and maximize profitability. We offer part-time CFO and finance consultative services.

Financial Services

TheLuxeLendLuxury and contemporary apparel rentals for all

Kristopher Harvey
MLT Program(s):

TheLuxeLend is a new luxury and contemporary apparel rental and resale platform for men, women, and gender non-binary consumers that sells skincare, handbags and shoes via our onsite shop-in-shop, TSB. It is rental meets luxury department store for Generation Z and Millennial consumers.

Retail and Restaurants

Discount code: 20% off all rentals with code MLT
Total Spice CompanyFull-service food contract manufacturer

Alex Thomas
MLT Program(s):

Total Spice Company is full-service food contract manufacturer, providing co-packaging and private label services for retail, food service and food manufacturers. We help companies with their food ingredient needs and help entrepreneurs bring their food brand to market!

Retail and Restaurants

True Rest SkokieWe are a flotation therapy spa located in Skokie,

Ihsan Leggett
MLT Program(s):

We are a flotation therapy spa located in Skokie, IL. You float in a private suite in our proprietary pods that contains over 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt. Flotation therapy relieves stress, anxiety, and chronic pain and helps you improve sleep. In addition, many top athletes use it for muscle recovery and mental clarity.

Health, Beauty, and Fitness

UhaiAward winning scalp and hair wellness products.

Varsay Sirleaf
MLT Program(s):

Uhai utilizes African superfoods to create award winning scalp and hair wellness products.

Health, Beauty, and Fitness

Discount code: 15% off with the code "MLT"
Uncharted PowerHelps cities and developers ease the management last mile infrastructure.

Martin Grady
MLT Program(s):

Our platform transforms the ground into a smartphone so that deploying and managing sustainable infrastructure—from EV charging stations to smart water systems—is as convenient as downloading and running an app.

Communications and IT

Discount code: No promotional code - just clarifying that while an MLT alumnus is not the founder, I am an MLT alumnus with an equity stake in the company. Desirée Stolar encouraged me to submit.
WAJU WaterHydration beverages sourced 100% from real fruit.

Christopher Oates
MLT Program(s):

At Waju, we went to extraordinary lengths for an unbelievably delicious new water source. One that would be gentler on Mother Nature – to preserve, not deplete her precious supply. Some said our search would be fruitless, but it was right there all along. Sometimes in a bowl. The answer was fruit.

Waju is a line of deliciously refreshing beverages from a sustainable new water source – 100% from real fruit.

This is not fruit-flavored water or fruit-infused sparkling water. The bubbly water itself is upcycled directly from delicious fruits such as strawberries, lemons, blueberries, and lemons which are made of about 90% naturally occurring water.

Retail and Restaurants

Well TressedHair tools & accessories created for textured hair

Stacie Smith
MLT Program(s):

Well Tressed is reframing hair tools & accessories; transforming them from basic commodities to critical aids to take the hassle out of hair care & styling for textured hair. We launched with microfiber hair towels and are expanding to other products soon.

Health, Beauty, and Fitness

Discount code: MLTPROUD 15% off new customer orders. Expires 09/30/2022.
WellCappedConcierge Service allows members to reserve high quality wigs

Shante Frazier
MLT Program(s):

WellCapped’s concierge Service allows members to reserve high quality wigs through a rent-the-runway business model.

Health, Beauty, and Fitness

West IrvingReal estate accounting and bookkeeping

Derrick Deese
MLT Program(s):

Real estate accounting, bookkeeping, and asset management services for property owners.

Business and Professional Services

With IntentSustainable Apparel & Loungewear

Jasmine Hughes
MLT Program(s):

With Intent is not your typical sustainable brand! We are working to make Sustainability more affordable, accessible, and With Intent – for the Intentional – those who are making choices every day to manifest the life they want to live AND the world they want to live in. All items are Organic, Hand-Printed, and made with Non-Toxic Inks and Dyes.

Are you the Intentional? Shop our site at and Join us on IG: @itswithintent !!

Health, Beauty, and Fitness

Discount code: Save 10% with code 'MLTFam10' at checkout!
Xylo LivingXylo Living is a Modular Furniture System

Cleon Stanley
MLT Program(s):

Xylo Living

– Furniture That Fits Your Style

​- Furniture That Fits Your Life

– Furniture That Grows With You

Xylo Living is a flexible furniture platform. This system relies on easy to assemble and disassemble furniture components. The majority of these components will be interchangeable between different types of furniture. This allows furniture pieces to be broken down to a modular or a component level for easy transportation. In addition, people who have limited living space in their home/apartment can easily switch out their living room furniture for dining room furniture as needed.

Imagine having a sofa and coffee table that can be easily transformed into a dining room table when you want to host a dinner party and can easily fit into a Honda Civic when it is time to move.

Xylo Living Furniture is perfect for use in Single Family Homes, Townhomes, Apartments, Yachts/Boats, Schools, Multifunction Spaces, Cafes/Restaurants, Camping/Glamping Tents, RVs/Mobile/Motor Homes, Tiny Homes, Modular/Prefab/Pod Homes, Micro Apartments, Vacation Homes, Patios, Verandas, Porches, Space Ships, etc.

Xylo Living needs your help getting the word out about their crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo. It would be fantastic if your company could write an article about our new product. Our IndieGoGo campaign is instrumental in helping us bring this innovative product to market.

I have included a link to our IndieGoGo Campaign. If you need additional product or company information, feel free to visit their website below. Also, add us on social media, I have included the links below.

If you are in a position to contribute to the Xylo Living IndieGoGo Campaign we would appreciate any contribution that you feel comfortable giving.

Thanks for your help in advance.

Indiegogo Campaign:


Social Media:

#XyloLiving, #XyloLivingFurniture








Home and Personal

Yielding Accomplished African WomenOn a mission to build the Linkedin for Black Women

Diana Wilson
MLT Program(s):

Yielding Accomplished African Women is investing in the under-invested: Black women.Yielding Accomplished African Women is on a mission to build the largest career community and online academy for Black college women, and the place where hundreds of young women are building their career. The first of its kind in the world.

Nonprofit Organizations & Associations

Your Vision’s Catalyst, LLCThe Start-Up Business Strategist & Defibrillator

Vanessa Zamy
MLT Program(s):

Vanessa Zamy is a business expert, keynote speaker, and bestselling author of FINISH: The Solopreneur’s Guide To Getting Stuff Done. Vanessa is dedicated to helping full-time employees transition to entrepreneurship, time freedom, and financial freedom by growing their business while employed. Since starting her business while employed in 2019, Vanessa was able to peacefully and calmly leave her six-figure day job in early 2021 and never look back.

Through her consulting company, Your Vision’s Catalyst, Vanessa Zamy works with high-achieving, corporate employees to increase their efficiency, productivity, and profitability so they can reduce overwhelm while growing their profit-producing, purpose-driven business. Her motto: keep it simple, then keep it movin’! Vanessa has been featured in Fast Company, NPR Marketplace, and on the 2021 Women To Watch list by The Women In Business Club. Her background includes a Management Science and Engineering Degree from Stanford University, and strategic leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies.

Business and Professional Services

Discount code: Complimentary business session to unpack what’s been sabotaging your marketing and sales success and a path forward to grow your business:
YTPshopContemporary African-inspired fashion brand for women

Yinka Taiwo-Peters
MLT Program(s):

YTPshop is a contemporary African-inspired fashion brand for women and is designed by Yinka Taiwo-Peters, a Nigerian immigrant in the U.S. All YTPshop products are ethically handcrafted by female artisans in Nigeria and the prints are carefully sourced from West African markets. Keeping the clothing production in Nigeria helps to grow the local economy and keep our products authentic. Every YTPshop product is truly a gift to the artisans, whose families depend on their fair wages, in the motherland. YTPshop is based and ships worldwide from the U.S.

Retail and Restaurants

Discount code: MLT